Sunday, November 6, 2011


This is what woke me up last night just before11:00 PM!  I really thought it was strong wind but sit up in bed thinking why is the pictures rattleing?  Just as I laid back down my grandson, Josh called and ask if I felt the earthquake and I "said is that what that was?".  I should have known after living in California for so long but it didn't even enter my head but it sure shook the house!  We live in Arkansas and about three hours away from Sparks, Oklahoma.  I sure am glad I wasn't there!

5.6 quake strikes Okla., 10 aftershocks follow

SPARKS, Okla. - Oklahoma residents more accustomed to tornadoes than earthquakes have been shaken by weekend temblors that cracked buildings, buckled a highway and rattled nerves. One quake late Saturday was the state's strongest ever and jolted a college football stadium 50 miles away.

It was followed by 10 aftershocks by midmorning Sunday. But although homes and other buildings cracked and suffered minor damage, there were no reports of severe injuries or major devastation.

The magnitude 5.6 earthquake was Oklahoma's strongest on record, said Jessica Turner, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey. Centered near Sparks, 44 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, it could be felt throughout the state and in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, northern Texas and some parts of Illinois and Wisconsin. It followed a magnitude 4.7 quake early Saturday that was felt from Texas to Missouri.

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